The razor-thin device runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 and offers dual stereo-quality speakers, supports eight audio formats as well as image (JPEG, GIF87a, GIF89a
) and video formats, and PIM functionality with Picture Caller ID.
The most popular way of animating pictures is client-side animation using the GIF89a
graphic file format.
McCormack and Jones add more items to that list - HTML, HTTP, SMTP, POP, JPEG, inline images, image maps, MPEG video, GIF89a
Animations written in Java quickly disappeared when everyone realized that browsers already supported the GIF89a
format (good thing too).
The "Header" block tells your browser what type of gif file it is seeing - typically gif89a
, the gif format that allows for transparent colors.
This animation is called GIF89a
. It can be used to produce some interesting effects, as you may have noticed by the blinking smiley faces or flying letters on the bottom of Web pages.